Business program an opportunity for Victorian farmers

Agriculture Victoria is offering an exciting new online program for Victorian livestock, grain and mixed farmers.

The Farm Business Resilience Program, which is part of the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund, will provide farmers with the opportunity to develop or refresh their Farm Business Plan.

Project Leader Kit Duncan-Jones said participants will be supported by Agriculture Victoria staff and a professional Farm Management Consultant to develop a strategic plan for their farm business.

“Agriculture Victoria is providing the opportunity for farmers to participate in the program online in coming months.

“Farmers from around Victoria will be able to participate in a series of interactive online workshops, using practical information and tools to better manage risk and make informed decisions for their farm business,” Mr Duncan-Jones said.

Topics covered in the program include:

  • Identifying and managing emerging risks
  • Business planning and financial management
  • Succession planning and people management
  • AgTech and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Seasonal outlooks, managing soils and farm water for the future.

Mr Duncan-Jones said the successful online Whole Farm Planning courses run by Agriculture Victoria over the past 12 months has demonstrated that online workshop delivery suits many farmers.

“Farmers can participate from the comfort of their own home and there is no time commitment associated with travelling to workshop venues.”

Participants will also be able to access a Farm Business Resilience Resource Library during and after the program, including program worksheets, presentation materials, videos, podcasts, eLearns and useful websites.

Mr Duncan-Jones said if you’re a farmer who wants to better manage your business, strengthen your farm resilience to withstand future shocks and set up your farm for success now and into the future – this is the program for you.

To register your interest in participating in the online program, please complete this short survey.

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